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The Clinesmith Frypan: A Second Look
The Clinesmith Frypan: A Second Look
September 10, 2019 • Addison Ching • Instruments and Luthiers

Since the original article about Clinesmith Instruments' Frypan steel guitars, several steel [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1956 Bronson Singing Electric
October 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

George Bronson was a lap steel guitar teacher living in Detroit, Michigan who had a line of [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1950's Silvertone Model 1316
November 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Silvertone was a store brand used by Sears, Roebuck &Company for its line of musical [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1935 Rickenbacher Model A-25 - Black Crinkle Finish
December 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Frying Pan lap steel guitar was manufactured by the Rickenbacher Electro Company from [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1955 Magnatone Troubadour G65
January 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The wood body Model G65 Troubadour was the top of the line lap steel guitar produced by [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1938 Dickerson Tulip
February 5, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Dickerson lap steels were made by Delbert Dickerson and are the precursors to Magnatone [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1946 Fender Princeton
March 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In 1945 Leo Fender and Doc Kauffman founded the K&F Company producing lap steel guitars [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1920's Oscar Schmidt Acoustic Parlor Guitar with Hawaiian Nut Raiser
April 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The First Hawaiian Conservatory of Music was a marketing tool of the Oscar Schmidt Company [...]

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 17, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM HST
Kahala Mall, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

2024 Northern California Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium *
September 29, 2024 – Odd Fellows Lodge, Cupertino, CA

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 19, 2024 – 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM HST
The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Hawai‘i

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
November 21-24, 2024 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Waimea, Hawai‘i Island

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 17, 2024 – Time 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
November 22, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM HST


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